July 20, 2014

July 14, 2014

Speaking on the Spot

shirt: McQ by Alexander McQueen  -  shoes: Schutz (similar here) -  pants: Converse One Star -  bag: Zara  -  sunnies: Aldo

I actually wore this outfit a few weeks back when I was tired one morning and too lazy to pick out anything to wear so naturally black matches black! I had no intention of impressing anyone as my day started out as just a typical work day- that is until I actually got to work. I was aware that my entire company was going to be meeting that day, but what I didn't know is that I would be called upon to speak at the meeting!

A few short minutes before it was about to start my VP approached me and asked if I would be able to present the Guatemala trip I went on in March in front of the entire company. My heart was racing a mile a minute and so many questions and thoughts were running through my head:
"I don't have any notes prepared, what will I say?"
"I'm not sure what I should be highlighting, will this be boring to the 200+ faces staring at me?"
and lastly...
"I wish I would have put more thought into my outfit this morning!"

And just as that last thought lingered a minute too long it was as if the bad karma toward my all-black outfit back lashed on me causing my hand to slip... dripping coffee all down my shirt and lap. I gasped and braced myself for tears as I surely thought I was going to cry. I thought: "Why does this happen right now? Right as I'm about to speak!?" And then the most perfect comment came from my coworker sitting behind me... "And that's why we wear black" she said. And that was all the encouragement I needed. Happy Monday!

July 10, 2014

Palms and Panama Jack

shorts: Urban Outfitters  -  shoes: Steve Madden  -  shirt: Fashion Star  -  sunnies: Aldo  -  backpack: thrifted (Beacon's closet)

Just got back from the most relaxing week spent in Florida. Each day I had no plans but to slap on some sunscreen and head to the beach-- absolutely blessed.

June 29, 2014

In This Frame Of Mind

vest & skirt: Fashion Star  -  shirt: Brooklyn Surfer  -  shoes: Nine West  -  backpack: Perlina via Beacon's Closet  -  earrings: H&M

Sorry for the brief delay in posting, I moved! And survived (though there were a few moments of doubt haha)! But on a positive note, it's only one week into the move and I'm already feeling this new level of comfort that I didn't quite feel in our first apartment. But what I can't stop thinking about is how fast the 2 years went by in that old apartment. Cheers to the fond memories and the moments shared with loved ones, and cheers to the next two years (and hopefully many, many more).